“The Acolyte” celebrates May the Fourth with a new trailer

“The Acolyte” celebrates May the Fourth with a new trailer

The "Star Wars" thriller will premiere in June on Disney+.

The Acolyte is ready to welcome you back to the Star Wars galaxy — way, way back.

In honor of May 4 (a.k.a. May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day), Lucasfilm has shared a new trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series, teasing a new look at Leslye Headland's mysterious thriller. Amandla Stenberg headlines as a cryptic character named Mae, who gets pulled into a murder investigation after Jedi start turning up dead.

In the teaser, Mae can be seen going toe-to-toe with multiple Jedi before master Sol (Squid Game breakout Lee Jung-jae) declares that he'll be the one to bring her to justice. “She was my student. I trained her,” he says. “Let me be the one to bring her in.”

However, fan-favorite Jedi master Vernestra Rwoh, who first popped up in the High Republic novels, notes that this appears to be “only a small part of a much larger plan” as the footage cuts to a young Jedi whose eyes turn black before he abruptly sinks to the ground.

<p>Star Wars/Youtube</p> Amandla Stenberg on 'The Acolyte'

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Amandla Stenberg on 'The Acolyte'

The series is set about 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, at a time when the Jedi order was at its full power and the Sith were just a rumored legend. In a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly, Headland (best known for creating the Netflix hit Russian Doll) said that she had long wanted to tell an "underdog" tale about the rise of the Sith.

"I really wanted to tell a story about the Sith," the showrunner explained. "That was kind of my dream Star Wars idea. But it felt like the time period to do that in would be something pre-Phantom Menace. That seemed to be the most interesting trajectory for the Sith: How did the Sith go from the Rule of Two and being quote-unquote 'extinct' to Palpatine coming into power without the Jedi knowing about it?"

The series' starry cast also includes Carrie-Anne Moss as Jedi master Indara. Charlie Barnett plays a Jedi knight named Yord Fandar, Dafne Keen stars as a young Padawan named Jecki Lon, and Manny Jacinto appears as a smuggler named Qimir.

Jodie Turner-Smith rounds out the cast as Mother Aniseya, the leader of a coven of witches, while Joonas Suotamo, who portrayed Chewbacca in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, plays a Wookiee Jedi named Kelnacca.

The Acolyte will premiere June 4 on Disney+. Watch the new trailer above.

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